I’ve had the good fortune to give dozens of tours to residents, students and industry professionals wishing to learn more about Irvine’s trees and landscapes.
Many say afterward that they can no longer travel the city without noticing the beauty and scale of its landscaping. They’ve always felt it. Known it was there.
But now they know another reason why their city is special. Their walk to the park is more tranquil because it’s shaded by a canopy of trees. Their shopping trip is more delightful thanks to Birds of Paradise that sing with color. Their courtyard meal feels more intimate under an old-world Olive tree.
Here are some stops we might make on a tour:
Richard Roy, a community landscape architect for Irvine Company, directs the design of Irvine villages and parks, including the Jeffrey Open Space Trail.